This article was originally published in Security Magazine.
Cyber attacks are becoming so normal that a new record-breaking 40% of companies have experienced more than six attacks. Meanwhile 85% of companies experienced at least one successful attack. This is according to new CyberEdge Group research surveying 1,200 security professionals across 17 countries. Cyber threats are increasingly popping out of nooks and crannies because companies today have more blind spots that can cost $4 million per data breach and even $5+ million when a remote worker was the root cause. Today, illuminating security obscurities is no longer optional. Here are three common blind spots and simple ways to flip on the light switch.
Business owners can be blindsided by cybersecurity attacks for many reasons, but at Masergy we find the three most common as:
Security and ransomware protection isn’t just for healthcare and financial services companies. In fact, we need to dispel the myth that cyberattacks are targeted. Nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t need to become a target to become a victim. The attitude shift has begun, but we still have a long way to go.
When these are the trends, it’s no surprise that 76% of security and IT leaders are bracing for a breach impact, believing a successful attack is likely. So how can we uncover, manage and better protect the security vulnerabilities that lie beneath the growing hybrid surface?
Tackle Cloud Security. Companies across every industry use cloud solutions, so every company needs to be concerned about cloud security. Cloud solutions raise security concerns because they fundamentally shift the roles and responsibilities of security between the client and the cloud provider. Solutions create a new shared security model, which becomes a gray area causing misunderstandings. If the client and provider don’t each do their part, the whole security model fails. That’s a vulnerability no company can afford—no matter what industry.
Here are my tips:
Sharpen Security at the Edge—Each Endpoint. End users and vulnerable endpoints are the root cause behind ransomware. When ransomware is up 150%, the countermeasure is endpoint detection and response systems. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions can solve common everyday security vulnerabilities for companies of all sizes and across all industries. That helps explain why EDR is being recognized as the single most effective security spend available on the market today. Yet, only 55% of companies currently have EDR in use.
Assume Bad Actors are Already Inside. In 2021, exploited zero-day attacks more than doubled when compared to 2020. Zero-day vulnerabilities are those that are unknown and unpatched. When discovered, it often means that hackers have already exploited the opportunity—they’re already inside your systems.
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